Parkinson’s Patient Helps Develop 3D Printed Assistive Device for Eating

In the recently published, ‘User-centered design of a customized assistive device to support feeding,’ Brazilian researchers explore the design of a medical device for patients with Parkinson’s or other diseases…

How Cost Effective are 3D Printed Adaptive Aids for Arthritis Patients?

Millions of people are affected by arthritis, a chronic condition consisting of physical disability and joint pain that can negatively affect the patient’s life. But not only is the condition…

3D Printing and Robotics Changing the World: Winners of the Third Round of 2017 Hackaday Prize Announced

The 2017 Hackaday Prize challenge launched just a few months ago, charging participants to create something that makes a positive difference in the world. It’s always interesting to follow the multi-tiered…

Human-Computer Interaction Institute 3D Prints Special Prosthesis for Young Cello Player

According to the Wohlers Report 2016, the 3D printing industry was over $5.1 billion back in 2015, and it’s continued to grow into the $10 billion a year industry it is…

3D Printed Camera Rig Lets Disabled Photographer Continue to Create

There’s a lot more to taking a beautiful photograph than simply pushing a button on a nice camera. But, if you can’t push that button at all, it’s extremely difficult to…

Father Works with 5-Year-Old Daughter to Develop 3D Printed Robotic Brace to Help Restore the Use of Her Arm

While 3D printing, robotics and other new technologies have enabled medical professionals to do incredible things for patients, they’ve also made it easier for patients and families to take matters…

The Power of NinjaFlex: French Occupational Therapists Create 3D Printed Joystick for Wheelchair

3D printing has affected manufacturing and designing to the point that nearly everything that can be made is either now rolling off of a 3D printer or will be soon–and…

MakerBot Announces Assistive Technology Challenge on Thingiverse — Ending November 1

It makes sense to see that 3D printing is beginning to have a bigger impact on the assistive technology arena. One example of this was seen earlier this month, when…

MakerBot Partners in Bay Area Makeathon to Create 3D Printed Products for Disabled

MakerBot, a company known for their down-to-earth focus on their users and the community, is diving into a collaboration that will use the art and technology of 3D printing to…

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